In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Making Progress

So I'm still working on Tribute, which has more stitching than I remembered from when I took the class. It's probably a good thing that I pulled it out to work on again if I'm auditing the class in early July so I can review the assembly process.

 I had a chance to work on it this morning at a stitch-in that some of the members of my EGA chapter have started. I've had plans to attend this weekly event for . . . well . . . weeks . . . and something always interfered. I actually made it there today, and will do my best to go again. It's a lovely, supportive group, and I got a good bit of over-one stitching done while I was there.

Harmony has not been ignored. I have my muslin pad assembled so I can work the detached elements for the panel I worked on at the beginning of the year. However, the first bit I want to do is a knotted triple buttonhole stitch. Have I ever done a knotted triple buttonhole stitch? I have not. Can I do it? Not without some practice. Change that--not without a good bit of practice if I want it to look like a knotted triple buttonhole stitch instead of a mess of knots. So I have set up a practice piece of linen and I am slowly and carefully making my way through the diagrams and photos and written directions on how to triple and knot and buttonhole some thread.

But tomorrow, I am going to start putting Carmen's Etui together. I have decided I absolutely cannot start another project until something is put together. Carmen has been stitched for a couple of months--maybe longer--so it's going to move toward a finish.

Of course, starting a new project is one of the joys of stitching . . . 

And temptation is so strong . . .


  1. Yes I am always tempted to start new designs when they arrive but that's the fun of stitching .
    Great progress Ann , enjoy your day.

  2. Your pots of flowers are looking good, Ann!